This description was taken from http://www.vmglasshouse.com/ Damon Crane a professional photographer and art curator known to Heart of Glass readers as he allows us to borrow his photos and descriptions of Blenko Glass. Damon's photographs of glass have for years been on the covers of magazines, and magazine articles. Damon 's ability to group and photograph glass is a skill that will impress you!
In the classical manner of the nature morte, this series of limited edition photographic prints celebrate history, design and beauty. By virtue of their subject matter the images inescapably recall the great tradition of the memento mori, recognizing the achievements of our civilization. Formally, the images are quintessentially traditional; relying on an extraordinary use of color and complex composition. But within each image, the objects themselves are uniquely contemporary evidence of culture and life.
Each photo is a professionally printed, signed and numbered limited edition printed with archival pigment-based ink on fine acid-free archival papers. Editions are available in a two sizes and at very reasonable prices. The smaller "cluster size" images are scaled to accommodate salon-style hanging. Each edition will be noticeably unique in order to offer a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and compositions flattering to salon-style hanging. Larger "life-size" images, in a very small edition, will accommodate the more modernist and minimalist hanging style. Click image at right for details & pricing.
A new edition will be released aproximately once a month. Delivery time 2-4 weeks.
About the Artist, Damon Crain
I began my career in what is oddly classified as the "fine" or "visual" arts, but with time gravitated towards the "applied" arts AKA, design. Things have now come full circle. My glass photography began as a means to an end; as illustrations for my articles which have been published in international magazines. To my surprise, over the years I have frequently received wonderful compliments on this photography, and so what was once an incidental has evolved rather naturally into a series of limited edition prints.
I attended the Pratt Institute and Hunter College in New York, both internationally known for their fine arts curriculum, and graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, arguably the top Canadian art school. My education incidentally included photography – but I hated it. With the advent of digital photography, however, I was able to dramatically improve the quality of my images in a way that naturally suited my creative process. After a decade of almost daily experimentation with digital glass photography and consulting for prestigious contemporary art galleries and museums on digital imaging, my work has evolved beyond the functional, and aided by an extensive collection of photogenic vintage glass, has become an avenue for formal artistic exploration in itself.
My photography has been exhibited in many solo and group shows in art galleries in New York, Toronto, Seattle, Vancouver and Washington DC.